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CANNA PROVISIONS Amongst the standouts in the stash

of new shops opening around the Berkshires this past year, Canna Provisions in Lee is becoming a must-visit for locals and tourists alike. The Canna Provisions team, led by CEO Meg Sanders and COO Erik Williams, couldn’t be happier about their location in The Gateway to the Berkshires. Grateful for the support they’ve received from local community and business groups, Meg and Erik are committed to continuing to integrate themselves, and Canna Provisions, into the community.

Canna Provisions offers an impressive selection of the finest cannabis products from all across the Commonwealth. As one of only two stand-alone cannabis retailers in Massachusetts, they see this as a real strength of the business.

“Our customers love the fact that there is always something new on the shelf, every time they come back and visit,” said COO Erik Williams.

The staff goes above and beyond to deliver a truly unique shopping experience. More like a small boutique than a large dispensary or pharmacy, each customer is greeted by their very own “Guide”, a personal shopper who tours them around the store and, like a trained sommelier, is able to recommend the right products to match a wide variety of needs, tastes and desires. Whether you’re an experienced cannabis connoisseur or just testing the waters of this exciting new personal liberty, the team at Canna Provisions is ready to meet you where you are and help get you to an even better place!

220 Housatonic St., Lee, Mass. 413-394-5055 cannaprovisionsgroup.com

Hours: Sunday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Open 8 a.m. Fridays exclusively for Berkshires retail, service, and hospitality workers.

Please consume responsibly. This product may cause impairment and may be habit forming. For use only by adults 21 years of age or older. Keep out of reach of children. This product has not been analyzed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding may pose potential harms. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. The impairment effects of edible marijuana may be delayed by two hours or more. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control hotline 1-800-222-1222 or 9-1-1. This product may be illegal outside of MA.

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HL Fuel Co. was founded in 1985 by Harry notification. Customers can take care of other details

R. Hicks while he was owner-operator of his grandfather’s lumber business, which got its start in 1929 and was taken over by Harry’s father in 1946. Harry came to work for the lumber company and took over his father’s role as president in 1976. The fuel company started out with home heating oil and grew to offer commercial, diesel and kerosene. Harry sold the lumber company so he could concentrate on the fuel business and expand his vision there. By 2000, he added propane and HL Propane Co. was born. The “HL” in HL Propane Co. stands for “Hicks Lumber,” a nod to its heritage. Harry continues the business as a family effort, with his wife, Beth, working alongside him as the company’s vice-president, and they pass that family feeling along to their employees. HL Propane Co. offers 24-hour emergency service seven days a week, and they promise that their servicemen will arrive within three hours of

around the clock at the HL Propane website, where they can sign up for payment plans and service contracts, keep track of consumption, contact customer service and get information about the company and all its products. HL Propane Co. also feature service contracts, using its own people and outside contractors, and stresses that the best way to save money on heating is to take care of your heating system with annual service. HL can arrange reduced-cost service for extra savings on top of their already low-priced fuel. If you’ve felt that chill in the air, you should probably take that as a reminder to prepare for what’s coming this winter. Give Harry and Beth a call, and they’ll be more than happy to set things up so you don’t have to worry at all the first time snow hits the ground. For them, family business means friendly business, so let Harry and Beth bring you into the warmth.

Route 20, West Lebanon, N.Y. 877-794-9066 hlfuel.com Photo by Caroline Bonnivier Snyder


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Berkshire Area Health Education engages in educational opportunities to improve Center is pleased to announce we are the general health of Massachusetts residents. celebrating our 40th Anniversary. Since 1979, Berkshire AHEC’s mission has been to empower communities to better health, connect professionals to development and connect students to careers. Through continuing education and certificate programs, Berkshire AHEC addresses the educational needs of the area’s health care providers by supporting their professional development and helping health care providers fulfill their licensure needs. Berkshire AHEC participates in public heath campaigns focusing on present-day health challenges impacting Berkshire County and

Our programming includes: Continuing Education for the Health and Human Service Workforce, Tobacco-Free Community Partnership, Medical Interpreter Training, MA Food Allergen Training and Berkshire AHEC Health Scholars’ Program @ BCC. We offer a well-rounded and exceptional educational experience for students, community members and professionals alike. For more information on how Berkshire AHEC can help with your training needs and to see our upcoming events please visit our website at berkshireahec.org or call 413-842-5160.

395 Main St, Dalton, Mass. 413-842-5160 berkshireahec.org Photo: Caroline Bonnivier Snyder

BERKSHIRE AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER, INC.


ALL-WAYS MOVING, INC. All-Ways Moving, Inc. has served the institutions and local governments.

relocation and storage needs of the Berkshire County area for over four decades.

Original founder Robert Andross launched All-Ways Moving & Storage in 1977. In 2004, current owners James Hespelein and Terry Morin took the reins, continuing the company’s legacy as a proudly locally-owned business. Their hundreds of clients through the years have ranged from full-time residents and second-home owners to banks, restaurants, art

All-Ways is a full-service operation, offering complete moving services for residential and commercial clients, for local and long-distance moves. In addition, All-Ways provides full packing services and both standard and climate controlled storage, to ensure your prized posessions are always protected.

If there’s a big move in your future, contact All-Ways Moving & Storage to get a free estimate for your unique moving needs.

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241 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-499-1577 allwaysmovingstorage.com

Hours: Monday- Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Photo: Caroline Bonnivier Snyder

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BALANCE ROCK INVESTMENT GROUP Balance Rock Investment Group was founded in 1998 under the name Colt Investment Services. After 12 years of significant growth, the group moved into its own building on Elm Street in Pittsfield in 2011 and took on its current name. Last year, Balance Rock celebrated its 20th anniversary and another big move, this time into a larger location at 378 South Street in Pittsfield. The seven-member team at Balance Rock prides itself on offering the personal, hands-on service of a small company with the knowledge and resources of a larger firm—the perfect fit for anyone looking to take better control of their finances and investments. 6

The team focuses on retirement income planning and asset management for both individuals and small businesses. They help their clients build, manage and preserve their wealth by fully understanding their unique goals, objectives and dreams, and by providing superior service in a professional, confidential and proactive manner. They are especially experienced at retirement income planning, and helping to set up clients for a stress-free, comfortable next stage in life.

Thanks to their great service and loyal clients, Balance Rock continues to grow and expand, and plans to add more new team members going forward.

378 South St., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-442-8190 balance-rock.com

Hours: Monday- Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Photo: Caroline Bonnivier Snyder

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Lee Hardware is an independently owned Value and Sikkens. The newly remodeled

and operated hardware store founded in the 1940s, and purchased by Joey Scapin in 1991. Lee Hardware was located at 69 Main Street in Lee, MA. In 2005, Joey Scapin and his wife Lorraine Scapin built a larger store that would increase product selection for their customers, along with creating jobs for locals. After being in business for over 60 years Lee Hardware True Value attributes their success to offering a truly comprehensive inventory of products, along with top notch customer service to meet all your needs. At Lee Hardware, you will find an extensive line of paint and stain products including Benjamin Moore, True

Benjamin Moore Paint Department brings you the ultimate decorating experience. Express yourself with color by exploring the latest trends, forecasts and tips while sitting in a warm and relaxing atmosphere as you speak with friendly, knowledgeable consultants.

In addition to paints and stains, Lee Hardware boasts robust selections in plumbing, hardware, heating, electrical, hand and power tools, lawn and garden, pool supplies, automotive and commercial cleaning supplies. They can also accommodate janitorial and hospitality paper products. It is Lee Hardware True Value’s goal to make your shopping experience one of the most pleasant and enjoyable.

221 Main St., Lee, Mass. 413-243-0786 leehardware.com

Hours: Monday- Friday: 7 a.m. - 5: 30 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

LEE HARDWARE TRUE VALUE


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The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum were founded in 1938 with Aram Boyajin serving as the first chairperson. They have been strong fundraisers and amazing advocates ever since. Understanding the critical importance of wellfunded libraries, the Friends advocate to ensure that our Library gets the resources it needs to provide a wide variety of services to all ages, including access to print and electronic materials, a growing Library of Things, museum passes, and the expert assistance in research, programming and community engagement. Their fundraising enables our Library to move from good to great — providing the resources for programming, much needed equipment, support for children’s, young adult, and adult summer reading programs, and special events throughout the year. Three times a year (in March, July, and November), the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum hold amazing book sales, attracting book lovers from far and wide. These sales have it all: hardcover fiction, a wideselection of non-fiction, children’s books, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, specialty books and more.

Berkshire County INTROS | Sunday, September 29, 2019 The Friends offer affordable membership rates as well as a store with great t-shirts, tote bags, mugs and other items with the new library logo. Throughout the year, the Friends host engaging programming for adults and children, alike. Recently, the Friends, and the Athenaeum, were honored by United for Libraries (a division of the American Library Association) with a national designation of “Literary Landmark”, recognizing the world-class Herman Melville Collection. The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are an extremely dedicated group. Volunteering upwards of 600 hours per month, this inspiring team puts in the work that transforms the community’s generous donations into a stellar book sale, which, then, provides the funding and support for a top-notch library. The work of the Friends highlights the fact that our Library is the cornerstone of the community, providing opportunities for all to engage in the joy of life-long learning and connect with the thoughts and ideas of others from ages past to present.

One Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass. 413-499-9480 ext.9 pittsfieldlibrary.org/friends

Library Hours: Monday- Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; closes 5 p.m. Mon. and Wed. in Jul., Aug. Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Photo: Caroline Bonnivier Snyder

FRIENDS OF THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM


Adventures in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019

Discover the magic of fall! Apples are the family business at Bartlett’s Apple Orchard The craft of cider doughnut-making | 10 fall foliage hotspots worth the trip

Haunted Legacies

Winter adventures in southern Vermont and western Massachusetts. UpCountry Magazine is a high end, bimonthly publication featuring the best of food, drinks and fashion in the greater Berkshire, Bennington and Windham County regions. Strategically placed in high-traffic locations, UpCountry is expertly targeted to reach visitors and residents looking for entertainment, lodging, dining and upscale shopping opportunities.

Where restless spirits roam Unsolved cases that still haunt us

Plus: A festival with 1,500 apple pies | Backroad Discovery Tours | A wine and soup stroll

For more information on advertising in UpCountry Magazine, call: 413-496-6340 or visit UpCountryOnline.com Distributed November 1 - December 31, 2019 | Advertising Deadline: Friday, October 4, 2019


BERKSHIRE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL It’s a new era at Berkshire Country Day

School! Jenifer Fox arrived at the School’s Stockbridge campus in July to begin her tenure as the fifteenth Head of School in BCD’s 74-year history and the first woman to take the helm in more than five decades. Fox’s arrival comes at a time when the School is poised to embrace a future that capitalizes on its longstanding reputation in the Berkshires, while stretching into new and exciting areas that integrate learning beyond the school walls and partnering with the greater community. “BCD builds a culture of intentional belonging. This develops a solid, positive sense of identity, and, from a young age, children know who they are. This gives kids the confidence to be creative problem solvers,” Fox shares. Board President Stephanie Buchanan says, “Jenifer brings deep experience and creative thinking to the school. One of her main goals is to 10

assure that BCD is as an affordable option while maintaining its reputation of being an exceptional educational option in the Berkshires, and she has already taken steps to fulfill that goal.” Fox says, “One of the first things I’m doing is introducing a new ‘Fair Share Program,’ where tuition is determined by income and expenses and the process is much more streamlined. We work with families in a very personal way—the education we give is centered on relationships, citizenship, and academics that promote a sense of social responsibility.” Among the other new initiatives Ms. Fox is implementing are a series of informal community gatherings to explore ways children be engaged in a changing world; expanded opportunities to partner with a broad range of community members and open the campus to visitors; and a special summit to gather educators and leaders in the region to work together on behalf of young people.

55 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-637-0755 berkshirecountryday.org

Preschool-Grade 8 Conscious Conversations: Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, November 7

Monthly Open Houses Nurturing wonder. Building skills. Photo: Caroline Bonnivier Snyder

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MCLA

INTRODUCES

“After GCC, I was eager to finish my undergraduate degree but didn’t want to do it online. I found MCLA’s one-night-a-week degree completion program and was able to complete my degree in just two years.” — BRAD SHULDA, GREENFIELD, MA GCC CLASS OF 2016, MCLA CLASS OF 2019

• GRADUATE (MBA & M.Ed) • DEGREE COMPLETION

(Business, Early Childhood, Health & Human Services, and Leadership in Business)

• CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS (Network Security and Principles of Accounting)

FALL OFFICE HOURS 2019 Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday: 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday: 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday: 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Also Available by Appointment

66 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA • 413-662-5575


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Temescal Wellness is the life cannabis company. Temescal Wellness offers a diverse choice of extraordinary quality, 100% lab tested, plant-based cannabis products (flower, concentrates, pre-roll, edibles), along with the personal guidance to help amplify the happiness and health everyday people experience no matter where they are on life’s journey. There is little healthy about using prescription drugs and/or alcohol for medical or recreational purposes and in many cases it’s dangerous and addictive. Temescal Wellness gives everyday people safe, plant-based choices to help them celebrate life’s highs, navigate life’s lows and be healthier and happier every day. Temescal Wellness serves guests with a variety of high-quality cannabis products and education, in strict compliance with state and local rules and regulations.

Berkshire County INTROS | Sunday, September 29, 2019 We operate as a cannabis retail space in Pittsfield, Hudson, and Framingham Massachusetts. For our guests who suffer from health conditions that are not sufficiently addressed with conventional treatments, we fill the void of traditional medicine. All of our cannabis products are developed and processed with the highest standards. We offer customized, individualized treatment plans that are administered by our knowledgeable team of Service Associates. We offer a wide selection of 100% lab tested high quality cannabis products in a variety of form factors and strains including; Cannabis flower, pre-rolled joints, edibles, vape pens, cartridges, concentrates, and topicals. Our knowledgeable Associates are on hand to help guide your product selection to best suit your needs.

10 Callahan Drive, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-464-8044 ma.temescalwellness.com

Hours: Monday- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Photo: Caroline Bonnivier Snyder

Please consume responsibly. This product may cause impairment and may be habit forming. For use only by adults 21 years of age or older or persons holding a patient registration card. Keep out of the reach of children. This product has not been analyzed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding may pose potential harms. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. The impairment effects of edible marijuana may be delayed by two hours or more. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control hotline 1-800-222-1222 or 9-1-1. This product may be illegal outside of MA.


MIELKE CONFECTIONS Mielke Confections (pronounced Milky) is a family owned and operated chocolate and fudge shop that recently acquired the famous Catherine’s Chocolates location on Route 7 in Great Barrington, Mass. Husbands Steven and Trent Kinney purchased the location from the Sinico family in April 2019 and are pleased to be able to carry on the local chocolate shop tradition. They recently updated the road sign for the store, which reflects Trent’s family name, Mielke.

The Kinney family is new to the chocolate business, and there’s a lot to learn when taking over a business that’s been around for over five decades. Fortunately, all the staff that made the chocolate shop treats have remained on and the Kinneys spent some time working at the shop

prior to the sale to learn how everything operates. Come say hi and meet the new business owners. Hand dipped chocolates and homemade fudge have been, and will continue to be, the primary attractions that keep customers coming back for more, but there are also new offerings expected such as ice cream, coming summer 2020. They’ve recently integrated a gift basket line of products, known as Berkshire Treats. The gift baskets are made up of products from local vendors and artisans all over the Berkshires, including some of the well-liked treats made at the chocolate shop. When customers buy Berkshire Treats, they’re not helping just one small business­— they’re helping small businesses throughout the Berkshires.

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260 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass. 800-345-2462 mielkeconfections.com

Hours: Monday- Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Photo: Caroline Bonnivier Snyder

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DWYER FUNERAL HOME For 115 years, the Dwyer Funeral Home

has provided the people of Berkshire County with caring, personal and professional service. Founder Simon P. Dwyer first opened his doors in 1904, and the business has remained in the family for four generations, passing down first to F. Emmett Dwyer and then on to current owners Robert E. Dwyer, Sr. and his son, Rob Dwyer. The Dwyer Funeral Home family understands how difficult making funeral arrangements can be during such a sensitive and emotional time, and works hard to ensure every service is carefully designed to meet the family’s unique needs. Rather than a one-size-fits-all, standard service, Dwyer Funeral Home offers a wide range of options to create a truly personalized ceremony, including tribute videos, customized caskets and a beautifully restored 1946 Packard Limousine for the funeral 14

procession. Greyce, a therapy dog, is available on request to sit with families and provide comfort through the service. Most importantly, the Dwyer Funeral Home is fully staffed with a large team of caring individuals. The Dwyer Funeral Home staff serves every client with personal care and exceptional attention to detail. Thanks to this high standard of service, the Dwyer Funeral Home was once again chosen as Best Funeral Home in the 2019 Best of the Berkshires Readers Choice Awards. Staff members are available seven days a week to answer questions over the phone, or families can arrange a private meeting to discuss how Dwyer can help design a personal and unique funeral experience. Online arrangements are also available. The Dwyer Funeral Home is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community, for the last 115 years and for the years to come.

776 North Street, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-442-5094 dwyerfuneral.com

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Our Mission: To enrich the lives of people of all ages and abilities by providing positive life experiences and advocacy through distinctive, individualized, quality service. A not-for-profit organization with offices located in North Adams and Pittsfield, BFAIR provides a wide array of support services for adults with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries and clinical services for children and adolescents with autism. Agency programs also include Homecare services for older adults and Adult Family Care. Several programs are nationally accredited while services for people with developmental disabilities are licensed by the MA Department of Developmental Disabilities. BFAIR is a proud member agency of the Northern Berkshire Unit-

BFAIR

ed Way and the Williamstown Community Chest. 2019 is a banner year for BFAIR as the agency celebrates its 25th anniversary offering individualized services for people with disabilities. Steady growth over the years accompanied diversification of service offerings as well as communities served throughout the Berkshires, accompanied by expansion into the Pioneer Valley. BFAIR currently serves nearly 600 residents of our communities with 320 staff members. Looking forward, Alex Kastrinakis, Board Chair, noted that “BFAIR remains focused on offering services to the highest standards in the industry.” Join BFAIR on Friday, October 25th at the Proprietor’s Lodge in Pittsfield at 5:30 PM as we celebrate our 25th year of enriching the lives of people with disabilities. Register online at bfair.org/25gala

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771 South Church St., North Adams, Mass. 413-664-9382 bfair.org Photo: Caroline Bonnivier Snyder


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A lot has changed in the Berkshires since

1928, but one thing has stayed constant: the exceptional service at Carr Hardware. Through 91 years of continuous operation, Carr Hardware has expanded and adapted to meet the needs of a changing community in and around the Berkshires. Recently Carr Hardware announced the construction of a state-of-the-art new store now being built in Lenox at the former Price Chopper location on Pittsfield/Lenox Road. The photo below shows team members at the site. The brand new and innovative home improvement store will feature a customer shopping experience specially tailored for the Lenox community. As with all of Carr’s locations the store will serve the needs of local businesses, contractors, resorts, institutions, government and homeowners, alike. The store is slated to open in winter 2020. Earlier this year Carr Hardware partnered with Benjamin Moore and opened a specialty paint and design store in Springfield at the 5 Town Plaza on Cooley Street. The new concept store features the full line of Benjamin Moore products designed for contractors and

homeowners. The design center also features in-home design services, custom window treatments and rugs in contemporary and traditional designs. Carr Hardware upgraded to its’ own new and improved customer rewards program. Members get special pricing and deals throughout the year, accumulate points redeemable at any Carr location and get advance notice of upcoming sales and events. The new program is totally free of charge and does not require presentation of a membership card; customers just tell the cashier their phone number and automatically receive their reward points and available discounts. Finally, this year Carr Hardware aligned with Do it Best, a nationwide provider of home improvement products. The partnership allows Carr Hardware to offer customers a wider array of products at highly competitive prices. In fact, the partnership has already resulted in the rolling back of pricing on over 7,300 items throughout the store. Some things at Carr Hardware will not ever change. Their dedication to providing best in class service to their customers and commitment to the communities they serve carry on.

Pittsfield: 547 North St. North Adams: 179 State Rd. Lee: 57 Park St. Great Barrington: 256 Main St. Springfield: 358 Cooley St. Avon, Conn.: 320 West Main St. Enfield, Conn.: 481 Enfield St. Coming Soon: Lenox: Pittsfield Rd. Carrhardware.com

Hours: Monday- Friday: 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

CARR HARDWARE

The Carr Team at the Lenox construction site


NEW ENGLAND NEWSPAPERS, INC. The award-winning Berkshire Eagle excels at helping local businesses market themselves to their audience. Whether you are a retail business looking to attract tourists and seasonal visitors, or an organization looking for employees to fill positions, The Eagle advertising department offers a wide array of marketing and targeting options. The Eagle’s professional team of advertising, recruitment and digital specialists stands ready to assist in any way possible. Are you looking to pinpoint potential customers who have visited your competition in past months? Beth Maturevich, our Digital Sales Specialist, and her team can help. “Our team can help reach your target audience using the most advanced digital marketing techniques available today, with transparent reporting and analytics,” she says. “We provide a personal and customized approach to help your business grow and succeed in today’s digital landscape.” Are you looking to develop a marketing plan to provide a solid and tangible return on your investment while bolstering brand name recognition? Kate Teutsch, Advertising Sales Manager and her team of professionals can make it happen. “We’ll assess your needs and talk about your goals to help build a unique marketing plan that makes sense for your business,” she explains. Or perhaps you are looking to cast a wide

net for that hard to fill top-level position within your organization. Melodie Sinopoli, Recruitment Manager, and her team of experts can find you the right media mix: “We can help you with our customized multimedia recruitment solutions to reach the largest number of qualified job candidates, with the combined reach of our local newspapers and the power of the biggest digital job boards. “ Whether it’s advertising and marketing, advanced digital strategies or custom printing needs, the Berkshire Eagle has you covered and stands ready to help. With a daily print audience of over 50,000, 247,000 monthly unique visitors to our website and over four million monthly page views, they capture the Berkshires like no one else can. Their partnerships with national marketing providers such as Monster, Aftercollege Careers, Adcellerant Advanced Digital, Google and many others allow them to highly target your ideal customer right down to their location. With the area’s most robust local reach and ability to advertise nationally, no one has better marketing options than the Berkshire Eagle. To learn more about The Berkshire Eagle’s many marketing and advertising opportunities, contact the advertising department at advertising@ berkshireeagle.com or call 496-6324.

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75 S. Church St., Pittsfield 413-496-6324 berkshireeagle.com Photo: Casey Albert

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ADVERTISER INDEX

All-Ways Moving  Balance Rock Investment Group  Berkshire Area Health Education Center, Inc.  Berkshire Country Day School  Berkshire Food Co-op  BFAIR  Canna Provisions  Carr Hardware  Dwyer Funeral Home  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum  HL Fuel  Lee Hardware True Value  MCLA  Mielke Confections  New England Newspapers, Inc.  Silver Therapeutics  Temescal Wellness  18

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Berkshire County Business Intros is an annual publication of The Berkshire Eagle.

On the cover: Jane O’Donnell walks past the produce aisle at the the Berkshire Food Co-op. Photo: Ben Garver. Above: The Herman Melville Memorial Room at the Berkshire Athenaeum contains the world’s largest collection of Melville personal memorabilia. Photo: Gillian Jones.

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Berkshire County INTROS | Sunday, September 29, 2019 Berkshire Food Co-op is a cooperative grocery store with a mission. Founded in 1981 by and for families in the Berkshires, the Co-op is a vibrant center of the community, providing a place where all are welcome to shop, gather and eat. The staff at the Co-op carefully selects each product on their shelves, so shoppers can rest assured that everything they buy is good for them and good for the environment.

Cooperative grocery stores are a lot like other grocery stores, except they’re owned by your friends and neighbors instead of a big corporation. Anyone can be an owner of the Co-op and everyone is always welcome to shop there! Whether you’re stocking up for the week, or dashing in to pick up some of their delicious prepared foods for a

quick, healthy dinner, you’ll always feel as though you’re among friends, because you are! Their new store is bigger and brighter, but they still offer the same heartfelt service that’s made them a Berkshire favorite for decades. Berkshire Food Coop nurtures connection, supports environmental sustainability and contributes to a robust local economy by partnering with local farms and other small businesses. Every single day there are hundreds of products on sale and hundreds more that boast every day low prices. The Co-op accepts EBT, offers a senior citizens discount on Wednesdays and gives back to the community through donations to local charities. Shop fresh, shop local, shop at the Co-op because it’s all about good food and good friends.

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34 Bridge St., Great Barrington, Mass. 413-528-9697 berkshire.coop

Hours: Sunday- Saturday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Photo: Caroline Bonnivier Snyder

BERKSHIRE FOOD CO-OP


SILVER THERAPEUTICS Silver Therapeutics, Curators of tion to meet your specific goals. Our inten-

Massachusetts cannabis wellness products.

We are a locally owned and operated dispensary on a mission to help you achieve your wellness and enjoyment goals through the use of high-quality cannabis products. Whether you’re new to cannabis, or a long time supporter, our trained and friendly team is ready to provide you with a tailored selec-

tion is, and will always be, to put our customers first! Please visit our website to view our menu and reserve your order ahead.

238 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.

Our wait times are always under five minutes, allowing for a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

silver-therapeutics.com Instagram: @silvertherapeutics

We’re excited to see you in our shop!

413-458-6244

Hours: Sunday- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Photo: Caroline Bonnivier Snyder

Please consume responsibly. This product may cause impairment and may be habit forming. For use only by adults 21 years of age or older. Keep out of reach of children. This product has not been analyzed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is limited information on the side effects of using this product, and there may be associated health risks. Marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding may pose potential harms. It is against the law to drive or operate machinery when under the influence of this product. KEEP THIS PRODUCT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. The impairment effects of edible marijuana may be delayed by two hours or more. In case of accidental ingestion, contact poison control hotline 1-800-222-1222 or 9-1-1. This product may be illegal outside of MA.

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Profile for New England Newspapers, Inc.

Berkshire County Intros 2019  

Meet the hard-working people behind some of Berkshire County's most beloved businesses.

Berkshire County Intros 2019  

Meet the hard-working people behind some of Berkshire County's most beloved businesses.